Ultramafic (igneous rock)

Keyword Definition

Igneous rock that consists of greater than 90 percent mafic minerals.

LeMaitre et al. 2002; Gillespie and Styles 1999

See Also: Alkremite

Parents: Igneous rock (138)

Children: Hornblendite (133); Komatiitic rock (152); Peridotite (188); Pyroxenite (208)

[Description taken from GeoSciML SimpleLithology201012.rdf]

Hierarchical classification

Sample >> Lithosphere >> Rock >> Whole >> Rock >> Igneous >> Ultramafic


Hornblendite | Komatiitic | Peridotite | Pyroxenite

Category: Analysed material

The different kinds of sample material collected in the field have been classified hierarchically. Examples: “till”, “soil”, “vegetation”. Taken from the “Sample_Types_SHARED” database table.

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